American Optical Co., Scovill & Adams Co., props.

Irving Camera

Scovill & Adams catalog, 1892, p. 22

6x8
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Manufacturer: American Optical Co. New York, NY factory
Date Introduced:
March, 1890 ; Years Manufactured: 1890-c.1900
Construction: bed moves through base to focus via rack and pinion (gears internal to base); single swing; reversing by removable back; three-piece lens board
Materials: mahogany body; mahogany base; red leather bellows; brass hardware
Sizes Offered: 4x5; 5x7; 5x8; 6x8; 8x10; 10x12; 11x14; 14x17; 17x20; 18x22
Notes: The Irving is an English Compact-style, like the Albion. Its unique feature is a lightweight plastic view screen instead of ground glass (advertised as a desirable feature in the catalogs).

References:
Not in the Scovill & Adams March 1889 catalog
How to Make Photographs and Descriptive Price List
, The
Scovill & Adams Co. (New York, NY), March 1890, p. 34
How to Make Photographs and Descriptive Price List, The Scovill & Adams Co. (New York, NY), distributed by Oscar Foss (San Francisco, CA), June 1890, p. 32
How to Make Photographs and Descriptive Price List, The Scovill & Adams Co. (New York, NY), distributed by Sargent & Co. (Cleveland, OH), April 1891, p. 22
How to Make Photographs and Descriptive Price List, The Scovill & Adams Co. (New York, NY), distributed by Horgan, Robey & Co. (Boston, MA), June 1891, p. 22
American Annual of Photography and Photographic Times Almanac for 1893, The Scovill & Adams Co. (New York, NY), 1892, ads p. 99
How to Make Photographs and Descriptive Price List, The Scovill & Adams Co. (New York, NY), January 1892, p. 22
American Annual of Photography and Photographic Times Almanac for 1893, The Scovill & Adams Co. (New York, NY), 1892, ads p. 84
American Annual of Photography and Photographic Times Almanac for 1894, The Scovill & Adams Co. (New York, NY), 1893, p. 52
American Annual of Photography and Photographic Times Almanac for 1895, The Scovill & Adams Co. (New York, NY), 1894, ads p. 87
Wilson's Cyclopaedic Photography, Edward L. Wilson (New York, NY), copyright 1894, p. 477
American Annual of Photography and Photographic Times Almanac for 1896, The Scovill & Adams Co., 1895, ads p. 71
How to Make Photographs and a Descriptive Catalogue of Photographic Materials Illustrated, The Scovill & Adams Co. (New York, NY), 1896, p. 36
American Annual of Photography and Photographic Times Almanac for 1897, The Scovill & Adams Co. (New York, NY), 1896, ads p. 55
American Annual of Photography and Photographic Times Almanac for 1898, The Scovill & Adams Co. (New York, NY), 1897, ads p. 68
American Annual of Photography and Photographic Times Almanac for 1900, The Scovill & Adams Co. (New York, NY), 1899, ads p. 95

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